The Community closed the month of November 2020 with an average payment period to suppliers of 6.76 days, which places it for the sixth consecutive month as the autonomy with the best national data. The records published this Friday by the Ministry of Finance confirm that the Region is in the lead, followed by the 18.90 days of Galicia and the 20.47 days of Extremadura, according to sources from the regional government in a statement.
In addition, the data for the Region is well below the average figure for the whole of Spain, which amounts to 32.26 days. In this way, the Region is comfortably below the 30-day limit established by state regulations on delinquency, and also accumulates its sixth consecutive month at said threshold.
Regarding the sectoral scope of operations, the Ministry confirms in its monthly breakdown that the Region is also the community that takes the least delay in paying its providers in the health field, with a total of 6.29 days. This figure improves by almost thirty points the 35.64 days of the average payment period in the country.
Regarding the ratio of operations paid by the Community, it was 7.32 days in November, also the lowest in Spain. This indicator shows the average number of days it took to make payments in that month, well below the 26.70 days in Spain. In total, the amount of payments made by the Community in the eleventh month of last year amounted to 157.6 million euros.
The comparison with respect to a year ago reflects that at the end of November 2019, the average payment period to suppliers was 76 days in the Region of Murcia, a figure that was practically double the national average. Therefore, the Region reversed the trend in that twelve-month period. The Minister of the Presidency and Finance, Javier Celdrán, stressed that “in the current scenario generated by the pandemic, it is essential to speed up payments to companies that provide services to the regional Administration as much as possible, to offer them total certainty.”